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By Dr. Michael L. McSwiney, Ph.D.
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April – August 1944
In December 1943, the Soviets began operations that would
ultimately drive a wedge between Army Groups South and
Centre. By late March 1944, Soviet forces had surrounded
the important road junction of Tarnopol with the goal
of securing the junction and the rail line from Odessa to
Lemberg, which was vital to the German war efort. During
this time, the 653. Schwere Panzerjägerabteilung was un-
dergoing reft with the overhauled Ferdinands (soon to be
renamed “Elefant”). Te frst company was re-equipped and
sent into service in Italy (along with the 1
st
Maintenance
Platoon). Tis left the Stab (headquarters) company and the
2
nd
and 3
rd
companies to await completion of their overhaul
and assignment. Tis efort was completed in on 31 March
1944 and the three companies embarked for the eastern
front on 2 April arriving in Brzezany on 6 April. By 8 April,
653. Schwere Panzerjägerabteilung was attached to the 9. SS-
Panzerdivision in an efort to relieve Tarnopol. Tis efort
ultimately failed, and the operation was called of. At the
end of April the abteilung began a reasonably quiet time of
rebuilding and retraining of replacements in Brzezany.
It was during the time in Brzezany that the 653. Schwere
Panzerjägerabteilung received and converted the various
“special vehicles” that make the unit distinct (apart from the
fact that it was one of the only two battalions to receive the
Ferdinand/Elefant tank-hunter). Among the special vehicles
was a Tiger (P) VK 4501 which had been upgraded with
radios and zimmerit to create a command vehicle. Tey also
converted a Bergepanther adding a stationary Panzer IV
turret, a Bergepanther with a quad 2cm anti-aircraft gun,
a T-34 with a quad 2cm anti-aircraft gun, and two T-34
ammunition carriers. Te anti-aircraft turrets were built by
the battalion’s maintenance unit from half-track armoured
plate. Te battalion also received four further Elefant tank
destroyers with a modifed rear hatch which modifed the
rear hatch to better facilitate the installation and removal of
the main armament.
On 13 July 1944, the 1
st
and 4
th
Ukrainian Fronts
attacked Army Group North Ukraine quickly splitting
the 1
st
and 4
th
German Panzer Armies. Te 653. Schwere
Panzerjägerabteilung came under assault from several Soviet
divisions at Pomeryany and Rohatyn on 14 August 1944.
Te battalion fought an incessant rearguard action through
Lemberg, Kurowice, and Yeziezanka. Unfortunately during
this fghting withdrawal, the battalion lost over 60% of its
heavy vehicles. Most were not lost to direct enemy action,
but rather to the inherent weaknesses of the Elefant design.
Its technical complexity resulted in several break downs and
other technical failures. Te speed of the advance meant
that any breakdown often resulted in the vehicle being left
behind. Many bridges could not support the weight of the
immense tank destroyer, and the fuel situation also meant
many simply ran out of gasoline and had to be destroyed by
their crews.
the elefAnts, september to the end
Te few remaining Elefant tank-hunters of 653. Schwere
Panzerjägerabteilung initially remained with the 17
th
Army.
Te Elefants were concentrated into the 2
nd
company, which
was later renamed the 614. Schwere Panzerjägerkompanie.
Te company later joined the XXXXVIII Panzerkorps under
4
th
Army command on the eastern front. Te rest of the 653.
Schwere Panzerjägerabteilung returned to Germany where
they were reftted with the new Jagdtiger tank-hunters.
Te Elefants continued to serve on the eastern front. Tey
fought against the Soviet Vistula-Oder Ofensive in January
1945. Te Elefant saw its last battles in Berlin, with the
last two remaining vehicles fghting until captured in May
1945.
653. Schwere Panzerjägerabteil ung
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9. SS PanzerdiviSion SPecial ruleS
During April 1944 the 653. Schwere Panzerjagerabteilung
was attached to the 9. SS-panzerdivision.
one-wAy trip to heAven
9. SS-Panzerdivision was formed from a cadre of experienced
ofcers and NCO’s and feshed out with young volunteers.
After hard training, the result was a outstanding mix of hard-
won experience and youthful enthusiasm. Tese brave young
soldiers called assaults ‘Himmelfahrtskommando’ (One-way
Trip to Heaven Missions) because, regardless of casualties,
they would fght on until they won or died.
When any infantry platoon from 9. ‘SS-Panzerdivision fails
its Motivation Test to Counterattack during an assault, it
has the option to either Break Of as normal or continue
the assault.
If the platoon elects to continue the assault, they fght on
as if they had passed the Motivation Test. However, if they
fail any further Motivation Tests to Counterattack in this
assault, then the platoon is immediately Destroyed as if they
had failed a Platoon Morale Check.
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A Schwere Panzerjägerkompanie must feld a Company HQ and at least one Schwere Panzerjäger
Platoon and may feld one of each of the remaining Combat Platoons and the Weapons Platoons
shown.
It may also feld one Support Platoon from each Support box shown (Armoured, Infantry, etc).
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Schwere Panzerjägerkompanie
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Light Anti-aircraft Gun Platoon
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anti-aircraft
allied PlatoonS
SS and Luftwafe Platoons
in your force are Allies and
follow the Allies rules on
page 183 of the rulebook.
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Schwere PanzerJägerkompanie HQ
Oberleutnant
Recovery Section
Unteroffizier
Bergepanzer Elefant
Oberleutnant
Company Command
Elefant
Company HQ
2iC Command
Elefant
Schwere PanzerJägerabteilung HQ
Major
Recovery Section
Unteroffizier
Bergepanzer Elefant
Recovery Section
Unteroffizier
Bergepanther 2cm Quad
Major
Company Command
Tiger (P)
Company HQ
2iC Command Bergepanther
(Panzer IV turret)
heAdquArters
Company HQ with
Elefant 300 points
Add a second Elefant tank-hunter for +300 points.
Company HQ with
Tiger (P) (late) 285 points
Add a Bergepanther with Panzer IV turret for
+95 points.
Add a Bergepanther 2cm Quad for +65 points.
option
Add a Bergepanzer Elefant recovery vehicle for
+15 points.
Often the Abteilung fought with reduced numbers of op-
erational vehicles. You can choose to feld the Abteilung
HQ instead of the normal Kompanie HQ. Tis represents
the battalion fghting at about company strength.
A Company Command Tiger (P) (late) tank does not get
Tiger Ace skills.




In January 1944 the Ferdinand tank-hunters of the 653. and
654. Schwere Panzerjäger abteilungs were sent to Austria for
reftting. Te vehicles were modifed with a hull machine-
gun, a commander’s cupola and improved engine gratings.
Te reftted vehicles, now renamed ‘Elefant’ were all trans-
ferred to 653. abteilung. Te 1
st
company was sent to Italy,
but the headquarters, 2
nd
and 3
rd
companies were sent to the
eastern front.
Te Abteilung command Tiger (P) tank was upgraded with
additional armour in the unit’s workshop.
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motivAtion And skill
Having survived the battle of Kursk and been re-equipped with upgraded vehicles, the com-
panies of the 653. Schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung are skilled tank hunters.
Te platoons of Schwere Panzerjägerkompanie are rated Confdent Veteran.
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HeadQuarterS
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Panzer Pioneer Platoon
Schwere PanzerjÄger Platoon
Leutnant
LEUTNANT
Command Elefant
HQ Section
Unteroffizier
Elefant
Unteroffizier
Elefant
Unteroffizier
Elefant
Tank-hunter Section Tank-hunter Section
Tank-hunter Section
pAnzer pioneer plAtoon
Each Abteilung had a platoon of these handy troops. Te
Pioneers were invaluable to Schwere Panzerjägerkompanies,
clearing obstacles, repairing bridges, and making sure these
powerful heavy vehicles could reach the front to do their
job.
If need be they could also help in defence, although they
were not armed with close assault weapons.
plAtoon
HQ Section with:
3 Pioneer Squads 145 points
2 Pioneer Squads 110 points
option
Upgrade all Maultier half-tracks to Sd Kfz 251/7
(Pioneer) half-tracks for +20 points per half-track.

WeaPonS PlatoonS
plAtoon
4 Elefant 1200 points
3 Elefant 900 points
2 Elefant 600 points
sChwere pAnzerjäger plAtoon
combat PlatoonS
Te Elefant is an improved version of the Ferdinand tank-
hunter that made its debut during the battle of Kursk. During
its reft in early 1944 it was ftted with a hull machine-gun
and a commanders cupola. Te machine-gun allows a level
of self-defence against infantry and the cupola gave the com-
mander the ability to fnd targets without exposing himself
to enemy fre.
Te Elefant tank-hunter’s thick armour and powerful gun
make is a great long-range tank destroyer. Use the 8.8cm
PaK43 gun’s long range to knockout enemy armour long
before it can have any efect on the thickly armoured Elefant.
However, take care not to allow the enemy to get too close
where infantry or tanks can get behind slow moving Elefant’s
side armour.
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Motorised ScouT Platoon
Leutnant
Unteroffizier
Scout Squad
MG team
Unteroffizier
Scout Squad
MG team Motorcycle and
sidecar with MG
Unteroffizier
Scout Squad
MG team Motorcycle and
sidecar with MG
Motorcycle and
sidecar with MG
Leutnant
HQ Section
Command MG team Motorcycle and sidecar with MG
Panzer Anti-aircraft Gun Platoon
Flakpanzer T-34 (r)
Command Sd Kfz 7/1 (Quad 2cm)
Sd Kfz 7/1 (Quad 2cm)
plAtoon
HQ Section with:
3 Scout Squads 160 points
2 Scout Squads 120 points
options
Replace any or all motorcycles and sidecars with
two solo motorcycles based together, a Kettenkrad
half-tracked motorcycle, or a Kübelwagen jeep per
motorcycle and sidecar at no cost.
Replace all motorcycles and sidecars with
Schwimmwagen amphibious jeeps for +5 points for
the platoon.
Replace all MG teams with Assault Rife teams for
+5 points per team.



motorised sCout plAtoon
Motorised Scout Platoons are Reconnaissance Platoons
plAtoon
2 Sd Kfz 7/1 (Quad 2cm)
and 1 Flakpanzer T-34 (r) 150 points
1 Sd Kfz 7/1 (Quad 2cm)
and 1 Flakpanzer T-34 (r) 105 points
2 Sd Kfz 7/1 (Quad 2cm) 90 points
option
Upgrade to armoured half-tracks with Front, Side
and Top armour rating of 0 for +10 points per
half-track.

pAnzer Anti-AirCrAft gun plAtoon
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In the vast expanses of southern Russia Scouts are invaluable
for checking a route of advance before the Elefants go into
difcult terrain.
One of the unusual vehicles used by the 653. Schwere
Panzerjägerabteilung was the Flakpanzer T-34(r). A 2cm
Flakvierling 38 was mounted in a turret made by the feld
workshop using armor plates from damaged half-tracks.
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HEAVY TANK Platoon
Leutnant
Unteroffizier
Tiger 1 E
Tiger 1 E
HEAVY TANK Section
LEUTNANT
Command Tiger 1 E
Tiger 1 E
HQ Section
Panzer Platoon
Leutnant
Leutnant
HQ tank
Command tank
Unteroffizier
Panzer Section
Tank
Tank
Unteroffizier
Panzer Section
Tank
Tank
Heer SuPPort PlatoonS
plAtoon
4 Tiger I E 860 points
3 Tiger I E 645 points
2 Tiger I E 430 points
1 Tiger I E 215 points
Remember to roll for your Tiger Ace Skills before each
game.
heAvy tAnk plAtoon
heer plAtoon
5 Panther A 940 points
4 Panther A 750 points
3 Panther A 560 points
5 Panzer IV H 475 points
4 Panzer IV H 380 points
3 Panzer IV H 285 points
ss plAtoon
5 Panther A 1060 points
4 Panther A 850 points
3 Panther A 640 points
5 Panzer IV H 545 points
4 Panzer IV H 435 points
3 Panzer IV H 325 points
pAnzer plAtoon
motivAtion And skill
As a independent battalion the 653. Schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung fought with
a variety of units of the Heer (German Army). Heer support platoons are rated
Confdent Veteran.
During April 1944 the 653. Schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung was attached to the
9. SS-Panzerdivison. SS platoons are rated Fearless Veteran.
During the attempted relief of Tarnapol in April 1944 the
653. Schwere Panzerjägerabteilung fought alongside the 8.
Panzerdivision and were attached to 9. SS-Panzerdivision.
A SS-Panzer Platoon is an Allied Platoon and follow the
Allies rules on page 183 of the rulebook.
confident veteran
motivation Skill
fearleSS veteran
motivation Skill
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Assault gun Platoon
Leutnant
Leutnant
HQ Section
Command Assault Gun
Unteroffizier
Assault Gun
ASSAULT GUN
SECTION
Unteroffizier
Assault Gun
ASSAULT GUN
SECTION
Unteroffizier
Assault Gun
ASSAULT GUN
SECTION
Panzergrenadier platoon
Leutnant or oberfeldwebel
Leutnant or Oberfeldwebel
HQ Section
Command MG team Kfz 15 field car
Unteroffizier
Panzergrenadier Squad
MG team MG team Kfz 70 truck
Unteroffizier
Kfz 70 truck
MG team MG team
Panzergrenadier
Squad
Unteroffizier
Kfz 70 truck
MG team MG team
Panzergrenadier
Squad
plAtoon
4 StuG G 380 points
3 StuG G 285 points
2 StuG G 190 points
Replace one or all StuG G assault guns with StuH42
assault guns for +5 points per assault gun.

During the Soviet Lvov-Sandomierz operation the
653. Schwere Panzerjägerabteilung covered the withdrawal
of the XXIV Panzerkorps, which, despite its title, consisted
of the 254., 371., 75. Infanterie divisions and the 100.
Jägerdivision. Tese divisions were in turn supported by their
own assault guns or those from attached army level units.
As production capacity is stretched to the limit, assault guns
of all types assume an increasingly important role, taking the
place of expensive tanks. Most infantry attacks can count on
the support of an assault gun unit and almost every division
has some assault guns in their anti-tank battalion.
AssAult gun plAtoon
heer plAtoon
HQ Section with
3 Panzergrenadier Squads 205 points
2 Panzergrenadier Squads 145 points
ss plAtoon
HQ Section with
3 Panzergrenadier Squads 240 points
2 Panzergrenadier Squads 170 points
options
Replace the Command MG team with a Command
Panzerknacker SMG team for +5 points or a
Command Panzerfaust SMG team for +10 points.
Remove Kfz 15 feld car and replace all Kfz 70 trucks
with 3-ton trucks at no cost.


pAnzergrenAdier plAtoon
Do not attempt to fght from your trucks. Tey should be used
to move your troops up to the fghting zone. Dismount under
cover and send them to the rear before assaulting on foot.
While the Panzer divisions have individual trucks for each
Panzergrenadier section and a car for the platoon leader,
Panzergrenadier divisions have fewer bigger trucks with the
leader riding with the troops.
A SS-Panzergrenadier Platoon is an Allied Platoon and
follow the Allies rules on page 183 of the rulebook.
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Panzerpionier Platoon
Leutnant
Leutnant
HQ Section
Command Pioneer
Rifle/MG team
Pioneer Supply
3-ton truck
Kfz 15 field car
Unteroffizier
Pionier Squad
Pioneer
Rifle/MG team
Pioneer
Rifle/MG team
Kfz 70 truck
Unteroffizier
Pionier Squad
Pioneer
Rifle/MG team
Pioneer
Rifle/MG team
Kfz 70 truck
Unteroffizier
Pionier Squad
Pioneer
Rifle/MG team
Pioneer
Rifle/MG team
Kfz 70 truck
Grenadier Platoon
Leutnant
Leutnant
HQ Section
Command
Rifle/MG team
Unteroffizier
Grenadier Squad
Rifle/MG team
Rifle/MG team
Unteroffizier
Grenadier Squad
Rifle/MG team
Rifle/MG team
Unteroffizier
Grenadier Squad
Rifle/MG team Rifle/MG team
heer plAtoon
HQ Section with
3 Pionier Squads 195 points
2 Pionier Squads 140 points
ss plAtoon
HQ Section with
3 Pionier Squads 235 points
2 Pionier Squads 170 points
options
Replace the Command Pioneer Rife/MG team with
a Command Pioneer Panzerknacker SMG team for
+5 points or a Command Pioneer Panzerfaust SMG
team for +10 points.
Equip one Pioneer Rife/MG team with a Goliath
demolition carrier in addition to its normal weapons
for +30 points.
Add Pioneer Supply 3-ton truck for +25 points or
Pioneer Supply Maultier for +30 points.



pAnzerpionier plAtoon
You may replace up to one Pioneer Rife/MG team per
Pioneer Squad with a Flame-thrower team at the start of
the game before deployment.
Te Panzerpionier Platoon is invaluable in assaults on for-
tifcations, being able to clear mines and breach obstacles
with ease.
In defence, they are equally good at creating barriers and
obstacles around strategic positions. Well armed with rifes,
machine-guns, mines and demolition carriers, these pioneers
are able to take on anything that the Allies can throw against
them.
A SS-Panzerpionier Platoon is an Allied Platoon and follow
the Allies rules on page 183 of the rulebook.
plAtoon
HQ Section with
3 Grenadier Squads 155 points
2 Grenadier Squads 110 points
options
Replace the Command Rife/MG team with a
Command Panzerknacker SMG team for +5 points
or a Command Panzerfaust SMG team for
+10 points.

grenAdier plAtoon
During the Soviet Lvov-Sandomierz operation the 653.
Schwere Panzerjägerabteilung covered the withdrawal of
the XXIV Panzer Korps, which, despite its title, consisted
of the 254., 371., 75. Infanterie divisions and the 100.
Jägerdivision.
Te Grenadiers of these divisions fought alongside the
Elefant tank-hunters during these delaying actions.
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Artillery Battery
HAUPTMANN
HAUPTMANN
HQ Section
Staff team Command
SMG team
Horse-drawn
wagon
LEUTNANT
GUN SECTION
Observer Rifle team
10.5cm leFH18
Horse-drawn limber
10.5cm leFH18
Horse-drawn limber
LEUTNANT
GUN SECTION
Observer Rifle team
10.5cm leFH18
Horse-drawn limber
10.5cm leFH18
Horse-drawn limber
Pionier Platoon
Leutnant
Unteroffizier
Pioneer Squad
Pioneer
Rifle team
Pioneer
Rifle team
Pioneer
Rifle team
Unteroffizier
Pioneer Squad
Pioneer
Rifle team
Pioneer
Rifle team
Pioneer
Rifle team
Unteroffizier
Pioneer Squad
Pioneer
Rifle team
Pioneer
Rifle team
Pioneer
Rifle team
Leutnant
HQ Section
Command Pioneer
Rifle team
Pioneer Supply
horse-drawn wagon
plAtoon
HQ Section with:
3 Pioneer Squads 220 points
2 Pioneer Squads 155 points
1 Pioneer Squad 90 points
options
Replace the Command Pioneer Rife team with a
Command Pioneer Panzerknacker SMG team for
+5 points or a Command Pioneer Panzerfaust SMG
team for +10 points.
Equip one Pioneer Rife team with a Goliath demo-
lition carrier in addition to its normal weapons for
+30 points.
Add Pioneer Supply horse-drawn wagon for +20
points, or Pioneer Supply RSO tractor for +25
points.



pionier plAtoon
Te ‘black’ pioneers of the Infanteriedivision performed all
the specialist engineering tasks. Tey lay minefelds, prepare
bunkers, and create other defensive positions.
When the Grenadiers counterattack to regain lost positions,
the pioneers lead the way with their fame-throwers.
You may replace up to one Pioneer Rife team per Pioneer
Squad with a Flame-thrower team at the start of the game
before deployment.
plAtoon
HQ Section with:
4 10.5cm leFH18 howitzers 210 points
2 10.5cm leFH18 howitzers 120 points
HQ Section with:
4 15cm sFH18 howitzers 330 points
2 15cm sFH18 howitzers 180 points
options
Add horse-drawn limbers and wagon at no cost.
Replace all horse-drawn limbers and wagon with
3-ton trucks or RSO tractors for +5 points for the
platoon.
You must purchase all of the guns from one Gun Section
before adding any teams from the second Gun Section.


Artillery bAttery
Te 10.5cm leFH18 howitzer is the standard artillery piece
of the German army. It has a heavy shell making its bom-
bardments quite destructive. If necessary, it can defend itself
against tanks with specialist anti-tank ammunition. Overall
it is an excellent gun. Its biggest weakness is its lack of
mobility after the huge losses of horses and motor vehicles in
the winter battles of 1943-44.
Artillery Batteries equipped with 15cm sFH18 howitzers
may not be deployed in Ambush.
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Rocket Launcher Battery
5cm PaK38 gun
Kfz 70 truck
Motorised Artillery Battery
plAtoon
HQ Section with:
6 15cm NW41 Launchers 220 points
4 15cm NW41 Launchers 160 points
3 15cm NW41 Launchers 120 points
2 15cm NW41 Launchers 90 points
options
Add an Anti-tank Section for +30 points.
Replace 5cm PaK38 gun and Kfz 70 truck with
7.5cm PaK40 gun and Sd Kfz 11 half-track for
+25 points.
Add Kfz 15 feld car and Sd Kfz 11 half-tracks
+5 points for the platoon.
You must purchase all of the rocket launchers from one
Launcher Section before adding any teams from the
second Launcher Section.



roCket lAunCher bAttery
An economical way to deliver massive support in either of-
fensive or defensive operations, the NW41 rocket launcher
batteries deliver crushing frepower at a moment’s notice.
Teir ability to bring a constant rain of fre upon advancing
enemy infantry can break their assault in one volley.
Tough vulnerable to tank attack and easily identifed for
counterbattery fre by the smoke trails, their greater numbers
provide you the frepower needed to successfully support
your army with a potentially battle winning option.
plAtoon
HQ Section with:
4 10.5cm leFH18 howitzers 220 points
2 10.5cm leFH18 howitzers 125 points
HQ Section with:
4 15cm sFH18 howitzers 340 points
2 15cm sFH18 howitzers 185 points
options
Add Kfz 15 feld car, Kfz 68 radio truck and Sd Kfz 11
or Sd Kfz 7 half-tracks at no cost.
Replace all Kübelwagen jeeps with Sd Kfz 250 half-
tracks for +5 points per half-track.
Replace any or all Observer Rife teams and their
Kübelwagen with Observer Panzer II OP tanks for
+10 points per tank.
You must purchase all of the guns from one Gun Section
before adding any teams from the second Gun Section.



motorised Artillery bAttery
Observer Panzer II OP tanks cannot launch assaults.
Motorised Artillery Batteries equipped with 15cm sFH18
howitzers may not be deployed in Ambush.
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devAstAting bombArdment
Like the Soviet Katyusha rocket launchers, Panzerwerfer
42 rocket launchers are ready to signal the beginning of
the ofensive. Very little can withstand the fury of a full
Panzerwerfer battery!
An Artillery Bombardment fred by nine or more weapons
uses a double-width Artillery Template to determine which
teams can be hit and re-rolls failed To Hit rolls.
An Artillery Bombardment fred by fourteen or more
weapons, uses a template 12”/30cm square to determine
which teams are hit and re-rolls failed To Hit rolls.
Armoured Rocket Launcher Battery
Panzerwerfer 42
Panzerwerfer 42
Panzerwerfer 42
Panzerwerfer 42
Panzerwerfer 42
Panzerwerfer 42
Panzerwerfer 42
Panzerwerfer 42
5cm PaK38 gun
Armoured roCket lAunCher bAttery
plAtoon
HQ Section with:
8 Panzerwerfer 42 440 points
7 Panzerwerfer 42 390 points
6 Panzerwerfer 42 340 points
4 Panzerwerfer 42 230 points
3 Panzerwerfer 42 180 points
options
Model Panzerwerfer 42 rocket launchers with 5 or
more crew and count each rocket launcher as two
weapons when fring a bombardment for +5 points
per rocket launcher.
Add Anti-tank Section for +30 points.
Replace 5cm PaK38 gun with 7.5cm PaK40 gun for
+20 points.
You must purchase all of the rocket launchers from one
Launcher Section before adding any teams from the
second Launcher Section.



fire And mAnoeuvre
Panzerwerfer crews would fre a bombardment and then
quickly redeploy their vehicles to avoid counter battery fre
from enemy artillery.
When an Armoured Rocket Launcher Battery successfully
rolls a Stormtrooper move, it also removes any smoke trails
associated with the battery.
Mobile rocket launchers address the main vulnerability of
the near stationary NW41 rocket launcher. Tey can provide
the same devastating support while allowing you to move
them rapidly away from immediate counterbattery fre. Tis
survivability provides you the means to provide continuous
support without the fear of immediate enemy retaliation.
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AA section AA section
HEAVY Anti-aircraft GUN Platoon
Command SMG team Kfz 15 field car
3.7cm FlaK43 gun 3.7cm FlaK43 gun
Light Anti-aircraft Gun Platoon
3.7cm FlaK43 gun
Anti-aircraft Section
Flight
LEUTNANT
Flight
LEUTNANT
Aircraft
Aircraft Aircraft
light Anti-AirCrAft gun plAtoon
plAtoon
HQ Section with:
3 Anti-aircraft sections 75 points
2 Anti-aircraft sections 55 points
options
Add Kfz 15 feld car and 3-ton trucks for +5 points
for the platoon.
Replace all trucks with RSO tractors at no cost.


heAvy Anti-AirCrAft gun plAtoon
plAtoon
HQ Section with:
2 Anti-aircraft Sections 125 points
1 Anti-aircraft Section 65 points
option
Model 8.8cm FlaK36 guns with eight or more crew
and increase their ROF to 3 for +10 points per gun.

Luftwafe 8.8cm guns have a long history of supporting the
German army.
luftWaffe SuPPort PlatoonS
motivAtion And skill
Luftwafe (German Air Force) FlaK Korps are well-trained in anti-aircraft work but
has little to no expertise in ground combat. Tey are rated Reluctant Trained.
Anti-aircraft guns protect you soft rear area assets from enemy
fghter-bombers. Tey also aford some protection against
enemy reconnaissance and infantry platoons. A high rate of
fre can efectively clear the skies of aircraft or bring much
needed direct fre support fro your defending infantry.
sporAdiC Air support
Ju 87D Stuka 100 points
Ju 87G Stuka 100 points
Hs 129B 115 points
Air support
A Light Anti-aircraft Gun Platoon is an Allied Platoon
and follow the Allies rules on page 183 of the rulebook.
A Heavy Anti-aircraft Gun Platoon is an Allied Platoon
and follow the Allies rules on page 183 of the rulebook.
reluctant trained
motivation Skill

tank teamS
German Arsenal
Armour
Name Mobility Front Side Top Equipment and Notes
Weapon Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower
tAnks
Panzer IV H Fully-tracked 6 3 1 Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Protected ammo, Schürzen.
7.5cm KwK40 gun 32”/80cm 2 11 3+
Panther A Fully-tracked 10 5 1 Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Wide tracks.
7.5cm KwK42 gun 32”/80cm 2 14 3+
Tiger (P) (late) Fully-tracked 13 8 2 Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Protected ammo, Slow tank, Wide tracks,
Unreliable.
8.8cm KwK36 gun 40”/100cm 2 13 3+ Slow traverse.
Tiger I E Fully-tracked 9 8 2 Co-ax MG, Hull MG, Protected ammo, Slow tank, Wide tracks.
8.8cm KwK36 gun 40”/100cm 2 13 3+ Slow traverse.
Bergepanther (Panzer IV turret) Fully-tracked 8 4 1 2 Hull MG, Wide tracks.
7.5cm KwK40 gun 32”/80cm 1 11 3+ Hull mounted.
AssAult guns
StuG G Fully-tracked 7 3 1 Hull MG, Protected ammo, Schürzen.
7.5cm StuK40 gun 32”/80cm 2 11 3+ Hull mounted.
StuH42 Fully-tracked 7 3 1 Hull MG, Protected ammo, Schürzen.
10.5cm StuH42 gun 32”/80cm 2 10 2+ Hull mounted, Smoke.
tAnk-hunters
Elefant Fully-tracked 15 8 2 Hull MG, Overloaded, Slow tank, Unreliable.
8.8cm PaK43 gun 40”/100cm 2 16 3+ Hull mounted.
Artillery (sp)
Panzerwerfer 42 (Maultier) Half-tracked 0 0 0 AA MG, Armoured rocket launcher.
15cm RW42 rocket launcher 64”/160cm - 3 4+ Rocket launcher, Smoke bombardment.
Panzer II OP Fully-tracked 3 1 1 Co-ax MG, Protected Ammo.
2cm KwK38 gun 16”/40cm 3 5 5+
Anti-AirCrAft (sp)
Flakpanzer T-34(r) Fully-tracked 3 2 0 Hull MG, Fast tank, Wide-tracks.
2cm FlaK38 (V) gun 16”/40cm 6 5 5+ Anti-aircraft.
Bergepanther (Quad 2cm) Fully-tracked 4 2 0 Hull MG, Wide tracks
2cm FlaK38 (V) gun 16”/40cm 6 5 5+ Anti-aircraft.
Sd Kfz 7/1 (Quad 2cm) Half-tracked - - -
2cm FlaK38 (V) gun 16”/40cm 6 5 5+ Anti-aircraft.
vehiCle mAChine-guns
Vehicle MG 16”/40cm 3 2 6 ROF 1 if other weapons fre.
Aircraft Weapon To Hit Anti-tank Firepower Notes
Ju 87D Stuka Bombs 4+ 5 1+
Ju 87G Stuka Cannon 3+ 11 4+
Hs 129B Cannon 2+ 9 4+ Flying Tank
aircraft

Team Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
Rife team 16”/40cm 1 2 6
Rife/MG team 16”/40cm 2 2 6
MG team 16”/40cm 3 2 6
SMG team 4”/10cm 3 1 6 Full ROF when moving.
Assault Rife team 8”/20cm 3 1 6 Full ROF when moving.
Flame-thrower team 4”/10cm 2 - 6 Flame-thrower.
Staf team cannot shoot Moves as a Heavy Gun team.
AdditionAl trAining And equipment
Panzerfaust 4”/10cm 1 12 5+ Tank Assault 6, Cannot shoot in the Shooting Step if moved in the
Movement Step.
Panzerknacker teams are rated as Tank Assault 5. Pioneer teams are rated as Tank Assault 4.
infantry teamS
Armour
Vehicle Mobility Front Side Top Equipment and Notes
Weapon Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower
truCks
BMW motorcycle & sidecar or Kübelwagen jeep Jeep - - - Optional Passenger-fred hull MG.
Schwimmwagen jeep Jeep - - - Amphibious, Passenger-fred hull MG.
Horch, Krupp, or Steyr Kfz 70 truck Wheeled - - -
Opel Blitz 3-ton truck Wheeled - - -
Opel Maultier Half-tracked - - -
Opel Kfz 68 radio truck Wheeled - - -
trACtors
Sd Kfz 10 (1t), Sd Kfz 11 (3t),
or Sd Kfz 7 (8t) half-track Half-tracked - - -
RSO tractor Fully-tracked - - - Slow tank.
reCovery vehiCles
Bergepanzer Elefant Recovery Vehicle Fully-tracked 9 8 2 Hull MG, AA MG, Slow tank, Unreliable, Recovery
vehicle.
Armoured personnel CArriers
Sd Kfz 251/1 half-track Half-tracked 1 0 0 Hull MG, Passenger-fred AA MG.
Sd Kfz 251/10 (3.7cm) half-track Half-tracked 1 0 0 Passenger-fred AA MG.
3.7cm PaK36 16”/40cm 2 6 4+ Hull mounted.
Sd Kfz 251/7 (Pioneer) half-track Half-tracked 1 0 0 Hull MG, Passenger-fred AA MG, Assault bridge.
Sd Kfz 251/1 (Stuka) half-track Half-tracked 1 0 0 Passenger-fred AA MG.
28cm sW40 Rocket Launcher 40”/100cm - 3 1+ Hull mounted, Stuka zu Fuss.
tranSPort teamS
gun teamS
Weapon Mobility Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
3.7cm FlaK43 gun Immobile 24”/60cm 4 6 4+ Anti-aircraft, Gun shield, Turntable.
8.8cm FlaK36 gun Immobile 40”/100cm 2 13 3+ Heavy anti-aircraft, Gun shield, Turntable.
10.5cm leFH18 howitzer Immobile 24”/60cm 1 10 2+ Gun shield, Smoke.
Firing bombardments 72”/180cm - 4 4+ Smoke bombardment.
15cm sFH18 howitzer Immobile 24”/60cm 1 13 1+ Bunker buster, Smoke.
Firing bombardments 80”/200cm - 5 2+ Smoke bombardment.
15cm NW41 rocket launcher Light 64”/160cm - 3 4+ Rocket launcher, Smoke bombardment.

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